The International Code Council, the largest international organization of building safety professionals, will be actively promoting the important role building codes need to play in helping governments and local jurisdictions around the world
A one-hour fire test was conducted independently at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. Hollow brick was tested alongside vinyl siding and fiber cement in typical residential exterior wall sections.
The specification of the design materials for the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) required additional attention to safety, including the specification of ergonomic, hygienic flooring for in-patient rooms and the gymnasium. This pediatric mental health center is located within the campus of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Skilled labor shortages are expected to have a substantial impact on commercial construction businesses over the next three years, according to the Q3 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index.